The International Longshore and Warehouse Union has filed a lawsuit against ICTSI Oregon over what it calls the violation of a longstanding collective bargaining agreement between the Pacific Maritime Association, stevedores and the union.
The collective bargaining agreement stems back to the privatisation of Terminal 6 back in 2010 – it was meant to safeguard [...]
ILWU Coast Longshore Division news release:
PORTLAND, OR, June 8, 2012 – On Monday, June 4, a neutral arbitrator ruled in favor of the ILWU longshoremen who claim that maintaining refrigerated shipping containers on Terminal 6 at the Port of Portland is their work under a longstanding collective bargaining agreement that covers all West Coast [...]
Port of Portland Terminal 6
The Port of Portland on Friday said it filed a complaint with federal labor authorities over a union dispute that it says has put its key Terminal 6 container terminal in a near-shutdown situation.
The port filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board National Labor [...]
Port of Portland's Terminal 6 is privately operated by Philippines-based ICTSI, which signed a 25-year lease with the port in 2010.
Excerpted from KPTV:
A labor dispute forced the shutdown of container Terminal 6 at the Port of Portland on Thursday.
The longshoremen are not picketing at this point. The dispute involves the International [...]
Major U.S. railroads have new tentative agreements with four of the 11 unions needed to avert a potential nationwide strike or lockout in December.
The agreements announced [in mid-November] follow the creation of a Presidential Emergency Board Nov. 5 and a 30-day “cooling off” period that expires Dec. 6.
President Obama created the PEB to [...]
Outside Verizon corporate headquarters in downtown Manhattan, a group of more than 40 union employees gathered wearing red shirts and placards proclaiming “CWA on Strike For Middle Class Jobs.”
Over 45,000 Verizon workers — 35,000 represented by the union Communications Workers of America, 10,000 by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers — went on [...]